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Old 01-22-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Anyone else been out near Vidant Medical Center recently? I drove by there the other day and it looks really awesome now that the children's hospital is nearly finished. I just wish they would do something about making the main entrance look more like the other newer buildings.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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Not surprising, but the Blockbuster is closing. I am surprised it lasted this long.

Employees Say Greenville & Kinston Blockbuster Locations Closing

EDIT: It is only the one on Charles Blvd. I forgot about that one. I just assumed it was the Greenville Blvd one.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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Anybody here remember the department store, Nichols? It used to be where the Greenville Convention Center is now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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Anybody here remember the department store, Nichols? It used to be where the Greenville Convention Center is now.
I remember it being a dump. Why do you ask?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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Anybody here remember the department store, Nichols? It used to be where the Greenville Convention Center is now.
I've got fond memories of that place as a kid.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I had no clue this was considered a park already, its called River North Park. I'm not sure if these are the exact boundaries of the park but I think MrBojangles proposed the idea of having the Town Commons essentially switched over to that side of the river, and I think that's a good idea now since this park already exists and its far larger than the existing Town Commons/Park.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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That side of the river is mostly wetland and really muddy though, isn't it? They'd have to build a bulkhead on the river bank, drain and fill the land and doze the tree cover. Also there's a bunch of transmission lines running across it about 3-400 yd north of the river. There's a reason why Memorial, Pitt, and Greene are elevated and bridges there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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I had no clue this was considered a park already, its called River North Park. I'm not sure if these are the exact boundaries of the park but I think MrBojangles proposed the idea of having the Town Commons essentially switched over to that side of the river, and I think that's a good idea now since this park already exists and its far larger than the existing Town Commons/Park.
River Park North is a very nice place to walk and enjoy nature. Especially since it is so close to everything.

IIRC, that parcel was deeded to ECU in the 1970s. Then ECU gave? it to the City, and now we have a park. I am not sure of the specifics. But it is a great place. I have even seen deer in there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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Well, River Park North actually is pretty nice already. It has a lot of trees already and lots of good spots for fishing. Not that much really needs to be done to it except maybe adding a couple more trails and it might be nice to clear out some of the trees near the river but it would be nice to still leave some near the river. It would be a better use of the park space and they could build a pedestrian bridge or maybe even two so that you still would have the greenway access. But if the town commons was moved over to River Park North then it would be a great idea because that land already can't really be used for much since it's in the flood plain. Although if they did develop the land that the current town commons is on right now it would be nice to leave a little bit of land between the river and the shops, hotel, offices, apartments, etc that could still be a path along the river and would still give downtown some greenspace.

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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New Radar Sensors Help Greenville Traffic Flow Better

Greenville is using a new traffic flow system at a couple of intersections.
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